Constructed on January 28th 1993, this Monza Red XJ220 is number 237 of a limited run of 281 handmade cars. It was delivered to Geneva Switzerland on April 1, 1993 where it shortly found it first owner. On June 22, 1993, Gilbert Llorens, a South American expatriate purchased the XJ220. Unfortunately the owner passed away before he could officially register the car. His estate sold the Jaguar by title only to Ted Schroeder in Switzerland in 1999. Shortly after the purchase Schroeder began investigating the process to bring the car into the US. He contacted Jaguar NA for advice, who in turn contacted Sun International Racing in Manhattan Beach, California.
Sun International was known for importing unusual European street cars into the US such as the Ford Escort RS Cosworth, Renault R5 Turbo and Lotus Elise. After thoroughly investigating the importation of such a rare car, the XJ220 was granted a €œshow and display€ exemption by the US Department of Transportation on June 11th 2001. With the all clear, the Jaguar was shipped from Garage Roland Affolter in Porrentury, Switzerland and arrived in Los Angeles on 6/28/01. It has been in a private collection ever since. This XJ220 has never been registered in any country, and has only 2682 km (1667miles) on the clock.
About the XJ220
Mid-Engine, Rear Wheel Drive, Twin-Turbo 3.5 liter V6
Horsepower: 542.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 475.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
Weight: 3025 lbs
Top Speed: 217mph
0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds
0-100 mph: 8.0 seconds
Original price: 403,000